The department was established in 1985. The aim of the department is to impart education and training to teachers for the special needs children studying either in special schools or in mainstream schools. M.Ed Special Education program basically a professional qualification and mostly in-service teachers from special and mainstream schools joined the program. for the in-service teachers and it is professional qualification. The objectives of the program are: 1. To meet in country's increasing demand of trained teachers and specialized personnel by acquainting them with latest techniques and methodologies to deal with special needs. 2. To provide referral and supportive services to the handicapped and their parents by creating awareness in the public. 3. To keep liaison with agencies and organizations working for the amelioration of the handicapped.
Admission Requirement: BA or B.Sc and B.Ed with at least 2nd Division (At least 2nd Division in both BA/B.Sc and B.Ed). The applicant must have B.Ed. Admission will be granted only on merit. The candidates are advised not to deposit any fee without information from the admission department of the university. Admission forms, complete in all aspects along with attested copies of academic documents and professional experience certificates be sent to the Chairman Department of Special Education, Block-10, Allama Iqbal Open University, H-8, Islamabad.
Medium of Instruction:
Correspondence and Face to Face
AIOU Credits Required:
36 Credit Hours
671,672,673,831,3600,846,692,693(680,681,682,683,676,677,678,688,689,690,691) Any Four
Special Education Centers/Organizations through the country